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Relevance of early intervention in Fahr’s disease: understanding through a case study
  1. Jamshed Ahmad,
  2. Bandna Gupta and
  3. Sujita Kumar Kar
  1. Department of Psychiatry, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sujita Kumar Kar; drsujita{at}gmail.com

Abstract

Intracranial calcification may result from disturbances in calcium metabolism. It often remains asymptomatic, but may present with symptoms like seizure and neurological deficits. Correction of the underlying metabolic disturbance before damage of neuronal tissues due to intracranial calcification may be useful in preventing irreversible neurological deficits. This window period may be the crucial period that needs a thorough clinical evaluation and urgent intervention. We highlight the case of an adult woman with Fahr’s disease presented with generalised tonic-clonic seizure. The management priorities were also discussed along with review of literature.

  • intracranial calcification
  • calcium metabolism
  • seizure
  • Fahr’s disease

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Footnotes

  • Contributors JA: data collection, literature review, developed the manuscript, edited the manuscript. BG: concept, developed the manuscript, edited the manuscript. SKK: concept, literature review, developed the manuscript, edited the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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